Identification Nuclear R&D
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been conducting some interesting research, going down to the microscale to study diverse characteristics of nuclear fuel pellets. This is research that could improve nuclear forensic analysis by determining more effectively where the material came from and how it was made. The materials analyzed during the reseach included pellet fragments obtained as part of the Collaborative Materials Exercise (CMX-4) organized by the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group.
The research paper appears in the journal Analytical Chemistry